Two hundred Baathists resign in Syria’s Deraa

AMMAN, (Reuters) – Two hundred members of Syria’s  ruling Baath Party from the province of Deraa and surrounding  regions resigned today in protest against an attack by  security forces on the southern city.
“In view of the negative stance taken by the leadership of  the Arab Socialist Baath Party towards the events in Syria and  in Deraa, and after the death of hundreds and the wounding of  thousands at the hands of the various security forces, we submit  our collective resignation,” said a declaration signed by the  officials.

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Permaul fires as Jaguars stretch lead with innings win

TAROUBA, Trinidad,  CMC – Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul snatched three of the four remaining wickets to end with five in the innings and nine in the match, as Guyana Jaguars routed Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by an innings and 217 runs in their fourth round match here today.

Guyana Goldfields says has paid US$26.5m in royalties

Since producing its first gold bar in August 2015, Canadian miner, Guyana Goldfields Inc (GGI) says it has paid US$26.5m in royalties to the state and purchased US$84.1m in goods and services from local businesses.

Kidnap/murder of Balram “Balo” Maharaj…Seven Trinis seek new trial in US

(Trinidad Guardian) When everyone felt that the case was closed on the kidnap and murder of United States citizen Balram “Balo” Maharaj, comes news that new motions have been filed in the Federal Court in Washington DC, which could see a new trial for the seven convicted Trinidadians.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party expels Mugabe – war vets head

HARARE,  (Reuters) – President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party today in a move to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power following a de facto military coup.

Former AG says gov’t hiring of special prosecutors unconstitutional

Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall says that the Attorney General’s Chambers’ retention of six attorneys to prosecute a number of high profile cases is unconstitutional and he is warning that the right to a fair trial will be compromised by a politically-tainted process.

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